As a Wolverine fan behind enemy lines its almost unthinkable of Wolverine fans being in the heart of the "worst state ever" but there are a good few of us in this hellish city. This year as we all know it's Michigan's turn to come to Columbus and face the Bucknuts in the Shoe. However this year there is a much stronger feeling like last year that Michigan will once again defeat Ohio St thus making the ticket demand higher than in previous years (2008-2010). I being a Columbus resident will make the effort to join my maize and blue brothers in a see of soviet scarlet and grey. The question is if you can get tickets or do get tickets will you be here in "Urban Nation" on November 24th?
Will you make the trip to Columbus this year?
If I could find a ticket that was no higher than $250, and was in the Michigan section, I'd try and go. I wouldn't trust being able to sit anywhere else in that stadium wearing UM gear.
I'd rather go in for another colonoscopy than set foot in that shit hole.
From your urologist?
Only Siths speak in absolutes.
How do you get tickets in the opposing fan section? Because I want to go but I'd rather sit with a bunch of other Michigan fans.
You buy them through the Michigan ticket office.
I will watch Ohio play Cincinnatti live at the Shoe and I promise to root my hardest for Cincy. An Ohio school has to beat Ohio sooner or later right?
The name of the city that has baseball's best team. It's Cincinnati.
I got student tickets for the a couple away games this year (Bama and Ohio), so I will be there.
I heard ohio fans are even bigger assholes when M fans go to comeblowus. No reason to risk actually being assaulted IMO. I'd rather just wait a year and go to the game in AA.
I hate comeblowus and O$U, Oscar Meyer Weener, all those Suckeyes, and their Scrotum and Gay helmets....
Don't do that.
Wearing Michigan gear and rooting for Shoelace and team 133. Buckle up you sissy's!
Your post is almost unreadable as an exercise in English comprehension. Thankfully you didn't bury the lede.
I might go. It's 50/50 at this point. Why wouldn't I go?
I didn't have any problems with it. Maybe you're just bad at reading.
I can only assume the lack of commas is the complaint.
or...let's eat, Grandpa! Commas, they matter.
It's also sissies and not sissy's...but who's counting the mistakes?
Every sentence has at least one figure of speech, or a five-word portion which is completely unnecessary.
Also, a "see."
Every time I set foot near campus, I get pissed off (for reasons similar to Brian's experience years ago). I already know how to spell "Ohio" all by myself. So my answer is most likely "no."
Call me pessimistic, but with OSU's personnel, I don't see many growing pains. They already have their QB on O (granted, with not as many weapons in the skill positions as they'd like), and their D will be VERY good. Couple that with that game being their bowl for the year, it's going to be tough to pull out the "W."
I think it all rests on the progression of our D line and health of the O line.
Not once have I been physically bothered in any way. Mild trashtalking; that is it. Maybe I'm just not one of those people looking for a fight. At least not in Columbus, Ohio on that particular weekend.
It's a great city, Columbus, and a really great game-day atmosphere around The Shoe (that is no longer a horseshoe).
I plan to be there this November. And host OSU guests next November. (I actually think that I am going to two games there this year, given Michigan's truncated home schedule.)
I've been to games there, off and on, since the mid-seventies. When I first started going to Michigan-Ohio State games, they were like Super Bowls insofar as the fans were serious, less partisan and less rowdy. It's gotten steadily worse (behavior-wise) over the years in both towns (Ann Arbor and Columbus), probably more so in Columbus.
When I first started going to Michigan-Ohio State games, they were like Super Bowls insofar as the fans were serious, less partisan and less rowdy. It's gotten steadily worse (behavior-wise) over the years in both towns (Ann Arbor and Columbus), probably more so in Columbus.
Why do you think that is? I've talked to my Dad about sports games in general, and he has the same viewpoint as you, that things have been getting more rowdy between fans
I think that's indicitive of a general loss of civility in our society over the decades. Of course, those past decades had their own demons, but today it seems that rudeness and bad behavior are celebrated rather than reviled.
But I'll also say this; fans can get really obnoxious when they haven't been beaten down. I was in Ohio Stadium in the waning days of Woody's reign there. To see us shut them out 22-zip. And they were gumbling about firing Woody. Loudly. Before the Gator Bowl with Clemson. The OSU fans weren't in any position to be assholes in those days.
We owe them some beatings.
Probably all the other Families will line up against us. That's all right. These things gotta happen every five years or so, ten years. Helps to get rid of the bad blood. Been ten years since the last one. You know, you gotta stop them at the beginning. Like they should have stopped Hitler at Munich, they should never let him get away with that, they was just asking for trouble.
~Peter Clemenza, to Michael Corleone
I have gone to a few games there (only have seen one win in 1996) and have not been bothered other than some typical trash talking. The win in '96 was my first trip to Columbus and it was GREAT. I have never seen that many people walking away from a stadium like a bunch of zombies......all were quiet and NO one was talking. We were big underdogs that year as we were the year before (also a win by us), and I think their fans just couldn't believe that we could upset them two years in a row.....although they should've expected it since it was during the John Cooper years. I'm hoping to see another win this year when I'm there.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, I was on campus in 04 when Troy Smith did his thing. OSU were underdogs that game, as I recall, and they treated it like they'd just won the national championship: bottles thrown at M cars and fans walking by, an elderly couple walking down the street were heckled with random kids running up yelling "fuck Michigan" to their faces... I'd probably say I saw no less than 11 fans pass out before me as I walked. It was like Normandy...
I've been thinking about going this year, getting the bad taste of my last visit (2010) out of my head. I didn't have too many problems that year, just a lot of yelling at me, but that could have been cause we weren't that competitive. Who knows what will happen if we have a solid record going in and win
I live 2 miles directly west of the stadium and hope to go, and possibly throw a little MGoTailgate at our place this year. Have I check with wifey though to see if we'll be in town.
...than go within a 100 miles of that cesspool.
The team the team the team. Denard. Senior. OSU. This is the one that counts. Go Blue. Afterparty: BTCG.
Columbus as a city is pretty terrible. Ohio Stadium (although people hate to admit it) is really nice. I went in '06 and '10, so between that and the other 5 Michigan away games I've attended in which they lost, I will not be going. I need to break my road losing streak before I attempt another game at the Horseshoe. 0-7 all time is quite awful. But at least I was finally able to attend a win over OSU. That was fun.
it is a hole.
it is definitely run down
is one of the many great/ fun things to do as a fan. Just like the Yankees/Red Sox, Cowboys/Redskins, Alabama/ Auburn, etc. It doesn't make us immature if we refuse to support the state of OHIO. We are only having a good time.
wow.... really? I guess that's your opinion.
I was Born there at Riverside Hospital In columbus! Was born BLUE. I have zero issues with it being called a hole or do i consider said accuser to be lacking in any mental upkeep over the course of the persons adult life. If you're not a Michigan fan on here and acting to be, you will be caught.
"I went in '06 and '10"
Done it twice, will never do it again. Feel like I've had my fill.
Everytime I go to Columbus...
I have ever experienced for road game.
I managed to pick up 3 tickets for The Game this year. I'll be wearing maize and blue, in the heart of the OSU student section..
What you just described is my personal hell. If you can stay in that section all game and take that abuse you are a much better man than me.
Once was enough for me. Never again.
If Michigan was ranked #1 with Ohio being ranked #2 AND Michigan was somehow favored as a ridiculous 14 point favorite...I still wouldn't go the shoe.
I've been to West Lafayette, Bloomington, Evanston, Champaign, Iowa City, and Minneapolis (Metrodome). I'll go there eventually, but not this year.
Nope. I will be in NY city to watch Michigan hockey play Cornell at MSG.
Apparently, several UW were in a fight several days before Montee Ball was attacked, and in the same part of town. Ball was present, but may not have actually fought.
Article on ESPN.
Yes I will to cheer on the team I love, other fans come to the Big House.. Why should I not go to away games. Go Blue.
Also My season tickets were in the mail today. I'm so happy!!!!!
Others invade our house. Why should we not return the favor!!
No thanks . Heard too many horror stories. My parents went in the 60s and 70s and had to switch cars with friends in Toledo so they didn't have Michigan license plates. And then the fun began. I'm sure their fans have only gotten worse since.
I suppose the one good thing about being a citizen of the NON-STOP ANAL RAMPAGE that is Ohio, is that I can traverse freely without harrassment due to my ID or plates.
Thanks for the reminder.
First time posting....but I'm excited about checking the game out here in Cbus....Few Michigan grads including myself have set up group seating within the shoe via OSU student tix
By the way, I've been here in Cbus for 4 years now and I wear Michigan gear often without any serious issues...but obviously I am smart enough to avoid the frat areas lol
However it's going to be fun plundering and pillaging Ann Arbor with other Buckeyes during the Urban Meyer regime.
Good luck vs Alabama though, I LOATHE Nick Saban. A Michigan win would be perfect to silence those mouth breathing SEC troglodytes.
If OHIO were playing Bama, I would never root for you guys to win.
with all of the Ohio State fans who think the same way (Eleven Warriors did poll on it; I suppose the numbers might be the same on the Michigan side if the positions were reversed), in the world's largest dumpster, lock the lid, and let you all have your way with each other. Doing it inside a dumpster would save on clean up costs later on. Hopefully there'd be no survivors.
I genuinely enjoy OSU losses to anybody. It makes me happy o think the state is sad on Sunday.
that id take him to a game there before he graduates highschool. Its either this year or 2014.
I admire anyone's bravery to be in that stadium with America's worst fan base. Even in victory, they're just too insufferable to be around.
All UofM fans need to make the trek down to Columbus at least once. You don't have to go more than that to understand. You don't have a true hatred for that school, even if you think you do now, until you actually go there for a game. Most other friends I've spoken to who have been there feel the same.
Nope, NYC for the Preseason NIT (Wed and Fri.) and hockey at MSG vs Cornell (Sat night).
Did you choose hockey and bball over football or did you just want to go to NYC? I would choose NYC over Columbus any day, except that weekend.
Went to Columbus for the 08 and 10 games and I can watch the football game in a NYC bar.
Been a couple times. It was fun, despite losses..
I'd feel safer in Juarez, Mogadsihu or Baghdad. If I'm feeling (really) adventurous but can't make any of those destnations work, then maybe.
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Could I safely tailgate with fellow M fans and then sit in a regular section, or do I need to sit in the UM section?
once while a student at UM, once long after. I generally had a pretty good time the first time, we wore our M gear and went out that night I didn't think it was all that bad then...I remember being in a bar that was 3-4 stories where the upper floors were circular balconies over the main/ground floor. They served beer in big plastic buckets and we were doused from above as soon as we entered and thought it was pretty funny and subsequently headed upstairs and proceeded to douse OSU fans, it was all pretty good humored and for the most part everyone just got drenched and laughed. We left that bar and went to another bar that was really long and had bars along eacj side with people standing on the bar and as we walkd dopwn the middle, already drenched, we were again showered in beer. Most peope on both sides were soaked so nobody really cared, I had a blast. that was in '87 or '88, though and IMHO the rivalry has taken an ugly turn since then.
My second trip was in the late '90s and it was waaaay different, OSU fans were not at all friendly or humerous about the rivalry and there was just a ton of trash talking and a lot of people that literally were trying to get into some kind of physical altercation with you if you even looked at them cross-eyed. I met about 500 pricks who were instant 'tough guys' when they had you outnumbered 15:3 with really big mouths or who did things like step out in front of you to make you walk around them......like 7th grade stuff.
I recently went to the Mets/Giants game here in San Francisco with a guy who grew up on the east coast but went to Texas and now lives in Austin. I was joking with him that if the ?Giants won I was going to get to give some Long Island friends from school a batch of grief (I lived in Alice Lloyd the year Da'Mets won the series and thusly suffered immensely) . When he found out I went to Michigan he admitted his wife was a Buckeye and told me how after Texas fans returned from their visit to Columbus for the series they all had stories of how awful the people were there and how poorly they were treated and in general just how low class the OSU fans were. I told him to take that experience and multiply by about 5-10 for the Michigan game. One night at dinner when a few Texas fans were relating to them their Columbus experience, his wife can't take it anymore and just blurts out 'Texas fans are just pussies,' which is pretty much the reaction I get when I tell any OSU fan about how other fans perceive them.
It is not a danger zone. They feel the same coming to Michigan. There are always a few assclowns at both stadiums. Chill out, know when to say stuff, and have fun. Quit being a bunch of pussies fergodsakes. You are embarrassing real Michigan fans.
No way and im about 20 mins or so from Ohios campus... Its not safe.
Driving out with the fiance (Georgetown grad) on her birthday